Vector phase conjugation by two-photon-resonant degenerate four-wave mixing


Journal Article

We have studied the polarization properties of phase conjugation by degenerate four-wave mixing resonantly enhanced by the sodium 3S1/2 → 6S1/2 two-photon-allowed transition. As predicted by third-order theories, this interaction leads to simultaneous conjugation of the optical wave front and state of polarization (vector phase conjugation) when the pump intensities are sufficiently weak. However, qualitatively different polarization behavior is observed for pump intensities near or above the two-photon saturation intensity. © 1988, Optical Society of America.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Malcuit, MS; Gauthier, DJ; Boyd, RW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 663 - 665

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/OL.13.000663

Citation Source

  • Scopus